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The Perfect Smoothie Recipe

Starting your day with a healthy breakfast (think green veggies, eggs and avocado) is the perfect opportunity to fuel your metabolism, ward off hunger, nourish your body and keep you satisfied for hours. With so much going on in the morning it can be difficult to carve out the time to sit down for an actual meal. This is where the ‘grab and go’ smoothie has come in to make everyone's life just aittle bit easier. We are huge smoothie fans over here and have been known to blend almost everything but the kitchen sink in our smoothie. We decided to research what  combinations would ensure we were getting optimal nutrients. Read our foundation for the perfect smoothie below, What...

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Maintaining Hormonal Health

Hormones are a complex function of the body. Diet, genetics and exposure to toxins can all lead to hormonal imbalances affecting your overall health. So how do you keep your hormones balanced and working properly?  A great place to start is with the foods you eat and the products you purchase. Focusing on foods that promote healthy digestion as well as choosing products that reduce your toxin exposure will keep you on the path towards hormonal balance and vitality! Manage Blood Sugars Swings in your blood sugar can place a huge amount of stress on your endocrine system. By keeping your blood sugars balanced you will also be helping to keep your hormones balanced. Sticking to five lighter meals a...

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Endocrine Disrupters- What you need to know

For most of us the quest for long term health begins with our food. Thanks to the emergence of independent natural skincare brands and wonderful organizations such as EWG, we are starting to realize that what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in it. When choosing products one of the biggest offenders can be Endocrine Disrupters.  Endocrine Disrupters are chemicals (both natural and synthetic) that can create problems for our internal endocrine system. When these chemicals are ingested or absorbed through our skin they can mimic hormones in our body and lead to imbalances with our natural hormones. Endocrine Disrupters tend to be most harmful to the reproductive system, sex hormones and the...

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Clean Eating: 7 Healthy Food Blogs to Follow

With the end of summer comes the desire to establish a routine and set up some healthy habits. If you are anything like me and have spent the summer overindulging on treats, you may be in need of some serious motivation. When I feel like my healthy eating habits have slipped (or fallen off the tracks completely) I always head straight to these healthy food blogs to get me inspired and back on track. Although some of the blogs listed could fit into specific categories (vegan, vegetarian etc) they all share similar philosophies. The bloggers have a love for real whole foods and recipes that are not overly complicated. They want to make food taste good using simple methods and...

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